Mood lighting for the backcountry.
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I bought this to supplement Snow Peak's original tempered glass globe. It outperforms the base globe in several areas. It diffuses light better, is slightly lighter, and is completely unbreakable. On the down side the mesh globe makes ignition a pain with a pizeo starter and/or in windy conditions. The glass globe keeps gas inside long enough to light. Mesh doesn't offer much of a barrier. Gas diffuses almost as quickly as released. Once started it works like a charm.
The glass globe broke
So I bought the mesh globe. Although it does dim the brightness a bit, the mesh globe becomes more of practical piece of equipment during field transitions. Breaking camp doesn't have to mean literally breaking your equipment. In this age of sleek light weight equipment, I also look for equipment that can hold up to frequent use. If you haven't broken the glass globe yet, you will notice that lighting new mantles can cause the black suit to build up on the glass dimming the light as well.